The work to provide non-blocking transfers in ADFS wasnt started until we were confident that would allow us to complete the project. As it happens, it wasnt the limiting factor and as ADFS is a critical OS component we didnt tinker for the sake of it or do a half-hearted job, especially as it would incurr heftly licensing fees.
It maybe the case that something could come out of the Cino project - its just a question of how much effort it would take to create "release quality" code (of DVDFS for example)
Techie docs for mystery Acorn CAD workstation surface Documentation for Acorn's 1988 prototype 'high end' technical publishing workstation have been scanned and published online by collector-of-old-kit Chris Why. The A680 was an advanced Archimedes-series machine that ran Acorn's Unix attempt, RISC iX. It was initially powered by a 25MHz ARM2 and had a 67MB hard disc with up to 8MB of RAM and a monochrome display. 5 comments, latest by davidb on 12/12/08 8:16PM. Published: 10 Dec 2008